One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In New Mexico
Mining was (and, to some degree, still is) big business in the West and you’ll find that many little towns across this section of the country got their start from a nearby mine. However, mining has a rather grisly past and, historically, it has always been a strenuous, dangerous job. In fact, one of New Mexico’s worst disasters occurred in a coal mine back in 1913.
Did you already know about the tragedy that struck this New Mexico town? We’d love to hear from you in our comments.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at email@example.com.